School Reopening Health Metrics

Overall Risk Level is:

Recommended Learning Scenario is:

Hybrid- SUSD Sept. 17 (K-5th grade)
Oct. 15 (6th-12th grade)



  • CASES: a two-week decline in the number of cases OR a two-week of a case rate of less than 100 cases per 100,000 population within the county;
  • PERCENT POSITIVITY: for initial opening, two weeks of percent positivity less than 7% within the county; and
  • COVID-LIKE ILLNESS: two weeks with hospital visits due to CLI below 10% within the region.
County Cases % Positivity COVID-like
Pima Not Met Met Met (Southern Region)


The numbers below are taken from the school dashboard on the Arizona Department of Health Services website. These numbers may change as information is updated on the ADHS website.  

Most Recent Data [11.01.2020]

Decline in Cases from previous week No
Cases Per 100k People 203
Percent Positivity 8.3%
COVID-Like Illness 3.6%

Prior Week’s Data [10.25.2020]

Decline in Cases from previous week No
Cases Per 100k People 129
Percent Positivity 6.2%
COVID-Like Illness 3.1%


Traditional Hybrid Virtual w/ onsite support
Minimal community spread:

Evidence of isolated cases or limited community transmission, case investigations underway; no evidence of exposure in large communal setting.

All three benchmarks in the “green” category

Moderate Community Spread:

Sustained transmission with high likelihood or confirmed exposure within communal settings and potential for rapid increase in cases

All three benchmarks in the “yellow” or “green” categories

Substantial Community Spread:

Large scale, controlled community transmission, including communal settings (e.g., schools, workplaces)

One or more benchmarks in the “red” category


The Community Spread Benchmarks

ADHS defines community spread levels with the weekly thresholds outlined below: